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Nine Years Ago This Week…

At St. James-on-the-Lines, Penetanguishene Happy together. We found the scale model of ‘our’ church at a local museum, yesterday.  

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Close the Loop: Save the World

Timeless: The Miracle of Christmas I’ve held off writing about this show until now. Last night’s series finale closed the time loop which has been open for a very short couple of seasons. Did it satisfy me? Mostly. A Love … Continue reading

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It Started with One Man…

A New Form of Protest Recently, one of the other administrators of Fountain International’s Facebook page posted this image from last January. It has had a lot of interest paid to it, in the form of ‘likes’ and other reactions. … Continue reading

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How They Got It (Mostly) Right

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice collaborated on a rock opera concept album in 1970. Then it was staged in the West End of London, and, later, Broadway in New York. The story was intended to … Continue reading

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My Life in Vancouver – 1975-1977

Christmas 1975 East 11th Avenue, near Commercial Drive. (Original painting from Eaton’s) After March 1976 (Wings at the Speed of Sound release) Victoria & 5th Avenue. (My famous stereo/turntable behind me) Spring 1977 Same place, in the kitchen, one year … Continue reading

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Charlemagne: Europe’s King Arthur?

The Last Time France and Germany were United The European Union (created by the Treaty of Rome in 1957) is not a new concept. Charlemagne got there first. But he achieved the union through timely alliances, actual battles, and some very astute … Continue reading

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DNA: It’s All Relative

ancestryDNA When I heard that my sister, Anne, was contemplating having her DNA tested, I started to consider doing the same. The main reason for doing so was to discover who our maternal grandfather is. As my three sisters and … Continue reading

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W R Best Grade 8 School Trip – May 1964

Guess where? Bridge to Hull over Ottawa River Peace Tower view of Ottawa Champlain Lookout in the Gatineau Hills Mackenzie King’s cottage My friends Ena and Dennis: the beginning of their lifelong friendship.

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DNA: Family History

Meeting our Grandparents My sister Anne has decided to have her DNA tested through Ancestry. Because she and I only share our mother, her results will only be useful to her family tree research. So, will I ‘bite the bullet’ … Continue reading

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MSS Back Story: Linda Langford

Linda is a young ingenue. She’s not a fully-fledged ‘terrorist’ like Judith, her best friend. She’s just along for the ride, and her association bring her in contact with the rest of ITS CLAWS. Linda is also a sweetheart. She … Continue reading

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